Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Job Vacancies- 3 Positions (On- going)

The Federal Inland Revenue Service invites application from suitably qualified candidate to fill the vacant positions below:

  1. Assistant Manager, Tax – SL 08
  2. Officer II, Tax – SL 10
  3. Officer I, Tax – SL 09

Assistant Manager, Tax – SL 08 Job Vacancy at The Federal Inland Revenue Service

Job Title: Assistant Manager, Tax – SL 08

Job Ref: CAT1- AMT
Location: Nigeria
Division/Department: TAX

Job Descriptions

  • Supervising a number of Officers responsible for the assessment of small companies, individual business concerns, partnerships, estates and trust.
  • Conducting enquiries into the affairs of small companies
  • Following up such cases as are in dispute through the appeal procedures.
  • Conducting on the job training for tax Officers;
  • Examining Tax returns and raising additional assessment where necessary
  • Ensuring uniform application of Tax Laws, Tax Regulations and Information circulars

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and supervise existing core-tax functions within the business, identifying areas with unregistered taxpayers and least compliance.
  • The successful candidate should be highly organized, numerate and possess strong interpersonal skills to represent the team externally and internally.
  • The individual should ideally have commercial-business knowledge with ability to interpret business numbers and strategies of profit derivation in tax accounting.
  • The position requires someone who is a self-starter and requires little supervision or motivation to meet challenging targets and deadlines. Current membership of a relevant professional institution is essential

Minimum Qualifications/Skills Base

  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Law, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field
  • Or  Higher National Diploma in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field
  • Computer literacy and conversancy with Microsoft office, Web Applications and the use of relevant applications for efficient delivery of service
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong team spirit and ability to effectively delegate
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian Tax Laws and appreciation of their application and understanding of the regulatory framework within which the FIRS operates;
  • Knowledge of business/industry environment within which taxpayers operate
  • Ability to work as a regulator with the courage to ensure full compliance with laws


  • A successful track record of consistent personal achievement for at least six (6) years, two (2) of which must be a practical hands-on experience at a supervisory level, and be relevant in the management and supervision of business accounting strategies in taxation in large scale public/private sector organization

Demonstrated experience with the following:

  • Conversant with Nigerian Tax principles, laws and applications
  • Prioritization of task and identification of needed resources to conceptualize ideas into actionable steps.
  • Professional skill/courage in enforcement of tax laws application
  • Analyzing large/medium/micro & small scale business accounts
  • Virtualizing possible gaps in business transactions
  • Interpretation of business accounts

Other Skills:

  • Good knowledge of taxation principles and laws
  • Experience in applications of tax laws and enforcement of tax laws
  • Proven track record of delivering set targets
  • People Management and development

Additional/Minimum Qualification and Experience:

  • Minimum six (6) years relevant experience in a Government, international organization or private firm in a similar role.

Membership in any of the following Accountancy bodies or their recognized equivalents with prove of certificate(s) obtained by exam:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Association of Certificate and Corporate Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountants (CIPFA)
  • Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (ICMA) U.K
  • Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors (SIAA)
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountant of England /Wales (ACA)
  • Chartered Public Accountants, CPA

Other General Requirement(s)
In addition all Applicants must:

  • Have an NYSC Discharge or exemption certificate
  • Be certified as mentally fit for appointment into the Service by a recognized Medical Doctor in any of these class of Government Hospitals:
    • National Hospital
    • Government Teaching Hospitals
    • Federal Medical Centers
  • Provide contact details for three references (from last employer, a close family relation and tertiary institution) from whom confidential reports on character and demonstrated abilities can be obtained
  • Present a certificate of State of Origin and Local Government signed by the Chairman/Secretary of their Local Government. Certificates endorsed by Liaison offices will not be accepted.
  • FIRS considers computer proficiency a key requirement for anyone who aspires for a job in the Service.

Application Closing Date
Monday, 10th October, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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